Patient Information

Patient Information

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Information for patients whose first language is not English

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Care Data Information

Please take the time to read this as it affects the way that information about you is used.


Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

 Please take time to read this leaflet. You need to make a choice.

Care Data Information & Opt Out Form

For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), please go to the website at

You can also get further information from the website at


If you are a carer, please click on the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) for further information and assistance:

Definition of a Carer

Individuals irrespective of age, who provide or supervise a substantial amount of care on a regular basis of a child, relative, partner or neighbor who is unable to manage on own due to illness, disability, frailty, mental distress or impairment.

Please click on the link below for further information regarding consent for you and children under the age of 16.

Consent Protocol

 Advice for Parents/Carers of new born infants and BCG immunisation

Please click on the link below for further information (updated Nov 2016)

BCG Protocol

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